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  Papabile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Papabile (plural: Papabili) is an unofficial Italian term first coined by Vaticanologists and now used internationally in many languages to describe cardinals of whom it is thought likely or possible that they will be elected pope.
For instance Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini was thought to be papabile a few years ago, but now he has given up his see (Milan) upon reaching 75 years of age.
As Pope Benedict XVI was one of the oldest men on the list, most men on the list remain among his potential successors, but the "papability" of those on it will tend to wane as time goes on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Papabile   (374 words)

 Papabile: Possible pope successors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Among the papabile cardinals who were elected pope are Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli (Pius XII) and Giovanni Cardinal Montini (Paul VI).
For instance Carlo Cardinal Martini was thought to be papabile a few years ago, but now he has given up his seat (Milan) upon reaching 75 years of age.
In 1978, one papabile cardinal who was seen as a strong contender for the papacy, was reported to have gone on a crash diet to fit the papal cassock.
www.babnet.net /en_detail.asp?id=1149   (1145 words)

 i-Newswire.com - Press Release And News Distribution - Pope Blog: Conclave Edition Analyzes Papabile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The papabile is the unofficial list of those whom many believe is "popeable" and could be elected in the conclave.
The terms "papabile" and "papabili" are unofficial Italian terms that would translate to "popeable" in English, if any of the words actually existed officially.
The goal of the conclave edition of the Pope Blog is to provide timely Vatican and conclave-related news and a forum for discussion of the conclave and the College of Cardinals, specifically those who are papabili.
i-newswire.com /pr14221.html   (467 words)

 Leading Italian Vatican-watcher assesses the papabile
At the close of the European synod Oct. 23, Politi offered his assessment of who the candidates and king-makers among the Europeans now seem to be in the wake of this event.
Politi’s list of papabile includes: Godfried Daneels, 66, of Belgium; Pierre Eyt, 65, of France; Dionigi Tettamanzi, 65, of Italy; Camillo Ruini, 68, of Italy; Angelo Sodano, 71, of Italy; Jan Schotte, 71, of Belgium; Vinko Puljic, 54, Bosnia Herzegovina; and Christoph Schönborn, 54, of Austria.
Politi notes that Tettamanzi won high marks for his handling of the final message of the European synod, which struck an optimistic and positive tone about the continent, in sharp contrast to the gloom-and-doom of the first few days.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/documents/JA10-25.htm   (1147 words)

 Brazilian Cardinal dies in Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Cardinal Lucas Moreira Neves of Brazil, once a top Vatican official considered a papabile, or possible successor to Pope John Paul II, has died at the age of 76.
Neves, a member of the Dominican Order, was archbishop of Sao Salvador da Bahia for 11 years until called to the Vatican in 1998, when John Paul made him prefect of the Congregation of Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
At one time, Neves had been considered to be "papabile" - a possible successor to the pope.
www.cathnews.com /news/209/54.html   (211 words)

 Papal bets: Great intellect, unusual personal traits - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Papabile Francis Cardinal Arinze of Nigeria grew up a member of the Ibo tribe and became a Catholic at age nine.
Karl Rahner, one of the foremost liberal Catholic theologians of the 20th century and among the architects of the reforms associated with Vatican II.
Their pastoral letter was rejected by John Paul II's chief theological adviser, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, (also papabile) with whom Kasper continued to joust when he became president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
news.inq7.net /nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=33996   (1071 words)

 open book: Of Cassocks and Kings
Papabile remarks on a Whapping post on cassocks at ND, and offers some historical info, of which I was not at all aware...about what the Second and Thirdt Plenary Councils of Baltimore decreed in re/the garb.
Posted by: RP Burke at Aug 31, 2005 11:58:04 AM Papabile's interpretation of the Council of Baltimore is quite tendentious.
What it said was that in society priests should wear a fl coat that extended to the knees (the equivalent of an old fashioned frock coat I imagine) for the express purpose of distinguishing themselves from the laity.
amywelborn.typepad.com /openbook/2005/08/of_cassocks_and.html   (1146 words)

 Precinct 333: Papabile -- Possible Popes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Vatican could quickly announce his name and have him participate in the conclave IF he can be safely gotten out of China and if he is under 80.
Different names are already circulating as papabile -- "possible popes" -- as we head towards a likely conclave in the month of April.
I've written on this before (and got 300 hits on this earlier post just yesterday, since I am #3 on Google's search on the subject), but I think it is time to look at the topic again, as a conclave seems much closer than it did in February.
precinct333.blogspot.com /2005/04/papabile-possible-popes.html   (1260 words)

 AsiaFinest Discussion Forum -> Filipino/Asian Pope?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Part of the reason there's no Asian papabile is that none of the Asian cardinals have been at one time or another connected with the Roman curia or the Vatican government.
Italian cardinals are perceived to be papabile because the Vatican media based here have reported their activities and statements.
Non-Italian papabile are either non-European curia officials or European cardinals who had worked at the Vatican, such as Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Austria, who was at one time assistant to Ratzinger.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=33559   (1069 words)

 Just a Bump in the Beltway: Papabile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Vatican observers have spent years now honing their ever-changing lists of cardinals who are "papabile" or potential popes.
After looking at the thumbnail sketches I found of potential successors, I was surprised to see several liberals listed as possibly papabile, though I doubt most of them really have a shot.
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www.node707.com /archives/003578.shtml   (1797 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Analysis: Choosing the next pope
After a successful career as a Vatican diplomat, with posts in Panama and Iran, he became deputy to the Secretary of State, giving him a key role as the pope's chief of staff.
Described as a workaholic, he is regarded as papabile - a possible pope.
Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was born in Hue, Vietnam, and was imprisoned by the Communist regime for 13 years, nine of them in solitary confinement.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1178910.stm   (1234 words)

 Ghanaian Chronicle - Online : The current time is 4:26:48 PM on 11/18/2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Immediately, out comes the list of papabile, the supposed inventory of princes of the church who are considered to have the right stuff to don the white biretta as Vicar of Christ and become sovereign of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics.
The news media, meanwhile, blossomed with stories about papabile (the word translates as popeable) successors and with statistics of John Paul II’s reign, as if it were already history.
The papabile list is pretty much unchanged from the way it has looked for the past decade.
www.ghanaian-chronicle.com /thestory.asp?id=4759   (484 words)

 IN THE PRESS: Cardinal Lubomyr Husar of Ukraine seen as "papabile" (12/16/01)
This week I want to introduce a new papabile, or candidate to be pope, to the world.
There is no formal process for nominating papabile - no petitions to file, no bumper stickers to print, no primaries to contest.
He smiled and joked: "Have pity on this old man." Spoken like someone who doesn't want the job, which is all the more reason to give him a look.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2001/500117.shtml   (1283 words)

 No definitive front-runner seen as choice for cardinals | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Vatican observers have spent years honing their ever-changing lists of cardinals who are papabile, or potential popes.
Other Italians on the lists of papabile  are Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who has held several powerful Vatican positions but has little experience in the role of pastor.
Others who are papabile include Cardinal Godfried Danneels, 70, who is archbishop of Belgium and has called for more democracy in the Catholic Church; and Cardinal Ivan Dias, 67, of Bombay, India.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050403/news_1n3successor.html   (1024 words)

 Blithering Idiot "...every village needs one..."
As Christopher S. Johnson writes: "Since the Pope died, nobody's going to be paying any attention to ECUSA for a while." Let's face it, ECUSA is class D ball even within the Protestant community, so let's look at the interesting stuff; the big leagues.
Naturally, there's a blog out there keeping an eye on the papabile: "Dedicated to the discussion of the possible successors of our Holy Father, John Paul II.
Papabile: (pay-pah-bee-lay), n., one who is considered a possible candidate to be Pope."
blidiot.blogspot.com /2005_04_03_blidiot_archive.html   (640 words)

 Analysis: Italians dominate papal choice - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Long usage has limited the choice to one of the cardinals themselves and the Italian word "papabile" -- literally "popeable" -- is applied to prelates who seem to have the qualities necessary to be elected.
Ruini himself is not considered papabile, but 70-year-old Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, the archbishop of Milan, and Cardinal Angelo Scola, the patriarch of Venice certainly are definite papabili.
An intellectual and a disciple of the Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, he is close to the Italian organization Communion and Liberation and taught theology until appointed to the ancient Venice see.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20050225-040724-7246r.htm   (1109 words)

Among watchers of papal politics, Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, the archbishop of Milan, is the most conservative of those considered to be papabile, which is what a cardinal with enough stature to be elected pope is called.
A run down the list of other cardinals considered to be papabile shows that the rest are even more to the left of the archbishop of Milan.
For example, last week, Cardinal Renato Martino, who is president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, slammed the United States for treating a captured Saddam Hussein "like a cow," for whom he felt "compassion" and "pity." These statements were seen by some papal handicappers as improving his standing with the European vote.
catholiccitizens.org /printer/article.asp?c=10901   (648 words)

 Seeking signs of how cardinals are leaning in picking new pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Italian media have quoted two Latin American cardinals who are considered papabile -- possible popes -- giving high play to the need to address the same biological issues.
On the other hand, if that priority is at the top of the list for three highly influential cardinals, it points in the direction of the man who now tops the lists of papabile: Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, 71, of Milan, who has worked extensively in bioethics.
Those given to reading ecclesiastical tea leaves might suspect that the two contenders from Latin America have signaled their support for Tettamanzi, or at least for an Italian.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05096/483586.stm   (684 words)

 Sun.Star Network -- Speak Out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Thus, after this incantation, the reign of Pope John Paul II formally came to a close and the search is on for a new pope in an equally new pontificate.
After this unfortunate exercise, the people of Viterbo were happy to find a papabile by the name of Gregory X. After this “historic” even, the gathering to elect a papabile has been held in a “Secret Conclave.” The name “secret” is obvious; it’s intended to have no outside influences by monarchs, king or queens.
Pope John Paul II has also willed that the election of the new pope should be made known to the world not only by a “white smoke” but also by the ringing of bells of the Basilica of St. Peter.
www.sunstar.com.ph /speak_out/view_article.php?tid=20050411010323   (679 words)

 At least 30 cardinals seen as candidates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
VATICAN CITY -- Catholic tradition says the Holy Spirit elects the pope -- and the Spirit does not give interviews to reporters, who were blindsided in the last two papal elections.
While published lists of papabile -- Italian for electable cardinals -- should not be taken too seriously, the role of the Holy Spirit should, said Francesco D. Cesareo, dean of the liberal arts school at Duquesne University and a church historian who studies the papacy.
Another long-standing papabile is Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Mechelen-Brussels, 71, a standard-bearer for liberal-to-centrist reformers.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05093/482186.stm   (1512 words)

 National Catholic Reporter: Cardinal Kasper balances values with reality - Cardinal Walter Kasper, papabile
He entered the College of Cardinals in a Feb. 21 consistory, and a few days later the pope named him to head the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in effect making him the church's top ecumenical officer.
He also figures on most lists as a papabile, or a candidate to be the next pope.
Kasper's ascent suggests to vatican observers that currents swirling in anticipation of the next papal conclave, whenever that might occur, lead to a surprisingly wide range of possibilities.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1141/is_28_37/ai_75021416   (1185 words)

 Scripps Howard News Service
Immediately, out comes the list of papabile, the supposed inventory of princes of the church who are considered to have the right stuff to don the white biretta as vicar of Christ and become sovereign of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics.
The 84-year-old pope was taken Tuesday to Rome's Gemelli hospital _ he's been there so often he is said to call it "a home away from home" _ running a fever and having trouble breathing.
The news media, meanwhile, blossomed with stories about papabile (the word translates as "pope-able") successors and with statistics of John Paul II's reign, as if it were already history.
www.shns.com /shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=POPE-SUCCESSOR-02-03-05   (551 words)

 Find in a Library: Papabile : the man who would be pope : a novel
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